Arkansas governor issues tax-cut call as fiscal session kicks off; ’19 goal in mind

Posted: February 13, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --2/12/18-- Gov. Asa Hutchinson waves Monday afternoon as legislators and guests applaud after his speech in the House chamber at the state Capitol.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday told lawmakers that in the 2019 regular session, he wants to cut the state's top income tax rate from 6.9 percent to 6 percent, which would reduce revenue by about $180 million.

FILE - Arkansas Supreme Court Justices (left to right) Shawn A. Womack, Courtney Hudson Goodson, Josephine L. Hart and Robin F. Wynne recite the Pledg...

Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks Monday afternoon to a joint session of the Legislature. Monday was the first day of this year’s fiscal session.

Rep. LeAnne Burch (left), D-Monticello, and Rep. John Maddox, R-Mena, greet each other Monday in the House chamber at the state Capitol before the sta...

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